`Taking Supervision Forward wins unconditional approval. There is a throughout a coherent, continuing thread of concern, comment and information which makes reading this book either as a whole or in its chapter sections, a creative and satisfying experience' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy
`This is a thought-provoking collection of contributions, some critically examining aspects of supervision that have previously been well established and some identifying controversies in working practice' - Counselling
`This book lives up to its claim to be a timely and thought-provoking evaluation of contemporary supervisory practices and structures in counselling and psychotherapy' - John Hopton, Therapeutic Communities
This book evaluates supervisory structures and practices in the light of recent research and experiences. It provides counsellors and psychotherapists with a considered examination of the supervision process and draws attention to those aspects of supervision that may benefit from critical analysis and reform.
The first part of the book explores some inherent difficulties that may impinge upon the effectiveness of supervision, while the second part identifies debates relating to working practice, and the impact of the cultural environments in which counselling is now taking place. In the final chapter, key figures in counselling and psychotherapy contribute short pieces outlining what they feel will be significant issues for supervisory practice in its next phase of development.
Colin Feltham is series editor of Professional Skills for Counsellors and Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions series, co-editor of SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy and author of several SAGE texts, including What is Counselling?
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION - Barbara Lawton and Colin Feltham Counselling Supervision - Colin Feltham Baselines, Problems and Possibilities PART TWO: ENQUIRIES 'A Very Exposing Affair' - Barbara Lawton Explorations in Counsellors' Supervisory Relationships Abuse in Supervision - Sue Kaberry What Makes It Difficult for the Supervisee To Speak? - Angela Webb Whispers in the Corridor and Kangaroo Courts - Jacquie Daniels The Supervisory Role in Mistakes and Complaints Working with Difference - Hilde Rapp Culturally Competent Supervision PART THREE: TRENDS Supervision Difficulties and Dilemmas for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Whose Work Involves Healing and Spirituality - William West Clinical Supervision in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy - Tom Ricketts and Gill Donohoe Supervising Practitioners Working with People with Anti-Social Personality Disorder - Geoff Haines New Challenges for Supervising in Organizational Contexts - Sue Copeland A Supervisory Revolution? The Impact of New Technology - Stephen Goss Taking Supervision Forward - Penny Henderson et al A Roundtable of Views